Andy Reid Finally Opens Up On Alleged Rift Between Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy

Published 03/03/2022, 10:30 AM EST
KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15, quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs, walked off the field with Andy Reid, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, after the 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

It is the offseason. Many players, coaches, and officials are enjoying some downtime after another hard-hitting year of the NFL. While everything was taking a back seat, rumors stayed floating about the Kansas City Chiefs. There were reports about the offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy having beef with the HC Andy Reid and the star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

The ‘Chiefs Kingdom Editorial Board’ released a statement back in February. They were the ones who reported some animosity between Bieniemy and Mahomes. The page has been taken down. The Chiefs HC Andy Reid reveals that things have just been fabricated. Everything is fine on the Chiefs’ sidelines. 

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Eric Bieniemy didn’t like Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid?

Fans began to believe there was a problem within the Chiefs after the ‘Chiefs Kingdom Editorial Board’ published the allegedly fake news in February. People started to believe the offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy had some issues with Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid. But the Chiefs’ HC has said that is not the case at all. 

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“This whole thing with Eric Bieniemy that’s been written has gotten kind of fabricated,” the Chiefs’ HC told the reporters. “We were on vacation, and over the two weeks, I came back, and all of a sudden, it was that I didn’t like Eric and Eric didn’t like me and [Patrick Mahomes] and everybody else. That’s not the case. We all get along good, and I’m glad he’s back with us and rolling.”

According to Reid, everyone gets along well and there are no issues within the team. The coach was completely unaware of the situation. He was enjoying a vacation. All the reports were just fake rumors. 

Reid said that Bieniemy’s return was uncertain

Andy Reid believed that Eric Bieniemy would not be returning as the OC for the Chiefs next season. Not because of a purported spat with Patrick Mahomes and himself, though. Bieniemy, according to Ried, is a possible HC candidate.

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“I thought he’d potentially get a head coaching job.” Reid adds, “I would have been happy with, too, but that’s not how it worked out.”

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Eric Bieniemy has the skills to lead an offensive side to victory. We have seen him pull the Chiefs out of some pretty gnarly situation as well. Ried has confidence that the OC is ready to take on the big job for an NFL side and become a head coach himself. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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